Some genes that show a predisposition towards breast cancer are not as harmful as previously thought. Photo: Getty Images Some genes that show a predisposition towards breast cancer are not as harmful as previously thought. Photo: Getty Images
Some genes that show a predisposition towards breast cancer are not as harmful as previously thought. Photo: Getty Images
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Breast cancer: ‘risky’ gene mutations may be harmless, as experts ask for counselling for women with likely predisposition

  • Experts call for increased genetic counselling for women with gene mutations associated with increased risk of breast cancer
  • Two new studies suggest some genes flagged as ‘risky’ may be inconsequential, yet prompt unnecessary prevention measures

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Some genes that show a predisposition towards breast cancer are not as harmful as previously thought. Photo: Getty Images Some genes that show a predisposition towards breast cancer are not as harmful as previously thought. Photo: Getty Images
Some genes that show a predisposition towards breast cancer are not as harmful as previously thought. Photo: Getty Images
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